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    1945 Singer 66-18 Wrinkle finish, "black side"

    Black side refers to Singer's indiscriminate use of darkened metal instead of nickel finish. I say "indiscriminate" because there appears to be no rhyme or reason as to when they would be used. You'll find machines with a mix and match of black and nickle parts -even the attachments are this way. It seems they did this at the same time they tried the wrinkle (also called "godzilla) finish, but the two didn't always go together. I am working on converting as much of the nickel on this machine to the black style.

    This cabinet has been fully restored (#41 variation) - I use Minwax's antique oil hand applied to get a soft finish similar to the original. This is the only cabinet I have not found a matching stool for yet.



    Got a surprise when I opened this up - DH never put the motor and light back on! The foot pedal also has the wrinkle finish. So far, the consensus is that Singer never made a flywheel/bobbin winder assembly with the wrinkle finish. The drawings in the manual show a Wrinkle finish machine with a japanned flywheel.



    This machine has the back tack and new style bobbin winder.




    This also had a black pressure foot lever and back cover plate and screw.


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    Singer 66 Side clamp attachments

    These are from 1923, 1929 and 1941. By 1945 Singer had changed the standard assortment, removing the tucker and cloth guide and adding the edger and gather foot.

    For 23-41 the standard set came 6 attachments - Foot Hemmer (for hemming and felling) Adjustable Hemmer, Binder, Tucker, Ruffler (2 slot), cloth guide with screw. They also came with two screwdrivers, large for the machine and a small one for adjusting the tension on the bobbin case.

    The Darning plate is the only "optional" accessory listed in the manual of this age group.



    The far left set is my collection of black side attachments

    The Adjustable Hemmer - the early version required you to remove the lower part, the later version was changed so you could loosen it and swing it out of the way.



    The lower left shows the base foot with the guide removed. Lower right shows the screw loosened and the guide swung out of the way.

    Above both shows the difference in the base - notice the notch compared to the one on the right. Also, the screw on the newer version was not meant to be removed (but you can if you really try).

    Another difference is the location of the two rivets on the guide - older style has them both on the side end, newer style has them towards the top.

    And for fun, some of the black side combinations -even the rivets.

    This is the piece (and the large screwdriver) that you will most commonly find partially black - even if the rest of the attachments in the set are nickel. I have more black of this newer style than nickel.

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    WoW!! Macybaby...... fantastic collection. Everything is in such good condition.
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    [QUOTE=Macybaby;6212082]1923 Singer 66-5* Red Eye side clamp
    So far, the 1923 manual is the earliest I've seen showing a Red Eye with the side clamp foot - if you've seen an earlier one, I'd love that info.


    According to the "Comprehensive Singer Model list Classes 1-99 at ismacs.net the 66-3 was a hand crank, with rear mounting presser feet. 66-4 ( 1923-??) was a treadle and had side clamping feet. The 66-5is a hand crank.
    So, if any earlier 66's have side clamping feet, they were changed at some time. I hope this helps.

    What pretty machines you have!! Thanks for showing them and the attachments and the explanation of the attachments..
    Janis

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    my Husqvarna

    a husqvarna treddle in a lovely cabinet, the cabinet has a fold out drawer in the front
    she can reverse and drop her feed dogs



    the attachments and goodies. the box has a list in the bottom of what was included and I have everything but the larger screwdriver and a oil bottle. I ADORE the oilcan


    she sews a lovely stitch and ha ball-bearings in her treadle works... so smooth

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    my Singer 320K

    with the extension bed, I know she is a little yellowed, I haven't decided if I want to take of the patina of years, she was "born" 1960 She has some pin marks and will never look pristine. I think she has seen a lot of stitching, she got a new motor from me
    Her name is Astrid, just like it says on her instruction book




    undressed, don't giggle, she's shy





    her bits and pieces can anyone tell me if the box is original? I have all the disks, one is on the machine. She makes a lovely stitch and her patterns are lovely



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    I never knew they made the 319 in a free arm!!! WOW
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I never knew they made the 319 in a free arm!!! WOW
    see you in the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by diajo View Post
    can anyone tell me if the box is original? I have all the disks, one is on the machine. She makes a lovely stitch and her patterns are lovely
    All those attachments look original to me. I got the red box, cam box and all you show, except the hoop.
    Just bought another red box from ebay, because it had a double needle (very excited to try it out!). Pity the book is ripped, but you should be able to copy someone else's front cover (or print it from the pdf manual).
    My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
    Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s), Husqvarna 19e

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    Diago...WOW. Never say one before. Beautiful. I have to add it to my list.

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